Memorial Hermann flagship hospital prepares for expansion

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HOUSTON - Memorial Hermann's flagship hospital in the Texas Medical Center is preparing for a major expansion.

The $650 million project will include a new state-of-the-art patient care building, an additional 160 beds, 24 new operating rooms and  16 additional emergency room bays.

Construction is expected to begin this summer, and the project is expected to be completed by 2018.

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